Ottawa International Writers Festival
Hundreds of writers from Canada and abroad have made their way to Ottawa to witness or partake in this stalwart literary event, one of the biggest in the country. This year’s Ottawa International Writers Festival features a wealth of author events that cover all genres, from historical drama to juvenile fiction, with authors like former Governor General David
Johnston, Ontarian novelist Iain
Reid, Métis poet Katherena
Vermette, military historian Tim Cook, and Anishinaabe journalist and writer Waubgeshig Rice, among many more. There’s even a literary luncheon at e18hteen Restaurant (Oct. 25) with Scottish crime author Ian Rankin.